Bringing Up Brits

A little show called ‘Friends’

A little show called ‘Friends’

Many British people have told me how much they loathe ‘Friends’ one of the most successful television shows ever because it’s either too loud, too stupid, too American, not funny enough or the actors are just annoying. Thankfully, my British husband is not amongst those who don’t like it and tolerates my forever addiction and […]

Do you have “people”?

Do you have “people”?

My husband and I sometimes talk about what it might be like to move to the States to live and work and raise our children as Americans, and half British, in America. Instead of British, and half American, in Britain. One thing that always comes up as a major issue is my husband’s “people”. He […]

Letting go of ‘so-called’ friends

I woke up today thinking about something hurtful that happened to me on the day of my book launch for Bringing Up Brits which, by the way, happened nearly two years ago. A British friend of mine told me, point blank, that she had no interest and no connection to my book because she is […]

Why is making mum friends so hard?

My thoughtful and very smart brother, who lives in South Carolina, sent me a link to a blog post called “Why is making mommy friends so hard?” I read this and thought this lady had mistakenly turned into me when she was writing her post! I had felt her same paranoia, felt her desperation,  her misunderstanding, and […]